Legal notice


The aim of our website is to provide up-to-date and accurate information. However, Sentinelles cannot guarantee that the content or documents on its website are always up-to-date, complete and free of errors.


Sentinelles accepts no liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage or infringements arising from the content of its website or from access to other internet pages via links. Our website has been designed to the highest possible standard, but we do not guarantee that documents, information or other details are free of viruses or other harmful elements.


The text, photo and video content of our webpages is protected by copyright. It is not copyright-free. Any changes to the webpages are prohibited. These webpages may only be downloaded and used for personal and non-commercial purposes.


When you wish to support our work or receive information and submit personal data by means of the online forms, Sentinelles complies with Swiss legislation on data protection. Data is treated as confidential and is not passed on, sold, hired out to third parties, individuals or organisations.

Data can however be lost and/or fall into the hands of unauthorised persons. Sentinelles declines all responsibility if private contents should reach a third party. Consultation of Sentinelles’ site and the use of the payment platform, as well as access to other associated sites, is carried out under the exclusive responsibility of the visitor.


When you make a donation online, you are automatically transferred to a secure environment. The data you provide during the online payment is protected by an SSL secure internet connection.

Your encrypted data is automatically transferred directly to the debit companies for processing. This data is not stored in our computer system under any circumstances. Our online payment partners are not allowed to disclose, sell or rent your data.

If you have made a mistake when choosing the amount of your online donation, please contact us (+41 21 646 19 46 / 

In most cantons, donations are tax-deductible if you enclose a copy of the payment, an extract of the online payment, or a donation certificate from Sentinelles, which is recognised as a foundation of public utility. A donation certificate is sent annually and may be obtained on request.



Sentinelles respects your privacy and confidentiality. This Privacy Policy explains:

  • what information is collected when you use our webpages on
  • how we use the information we collect
  • the level of security we provide to protect the information we collect.

By accessing and using the site, you expressly agree to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may be changed at any time to accommodate new business practices, technology or legislative changes. The current version published on our website is legally binding.


We collect data in connection with your use of the site, when you order a document, register for an event or make a donation. In this context we may collect personal data about your name, gender, date of birth, addresses, payment information, email address, telephone numbers, language preference, or other information that may be used to identify or contact you in connection with your use of the site.


We use the data collected and transferred exclusively for the purpose of disseminating targeted information about our activities, financial support and for subscription to our newspaper.


The website may contain links or references to other, third-party websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those other, third-party websites or to the practices of other companies or individuals that Sentinelles does not monitor. You should find out about and review the privacy policies of any third-party websites you visit. To the extent permitted by law, Sentinelles cannot be held liable for the privacy practices of such third-party websites.


We do not share your personal data with third parties, except with our partners and/or subcontractors to the extent necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it is collected, for example when you make a donation to support us financially. Your payment information is only passed on to the company to which we subcontract the management and collection of your donation.

Personal data relating to financial transactions (e.g. credit card details) are not passed on to us. The use of this data is subject to the rules and data protection policies of the websites and platforms responsible for processing these transactions.

If you no longer wish to be contacted, or wish to be contacted less frequently, Sentinelles will respond promptly and without hindrance to any request made by email ( or phone (+41 21 646 19 46).


The Sentinelles website  use cookies.


Upon request and unless otherwise required by law, we will provide you with a summary of the data collected and processed. Upon request and subject to mandatory law to the contrary, you will have the opportunity to correct, update, amend or delete this information by sending an email to


If you have a question about this Privacy Policy, please contact